IED blast outside former Nepali minister Baskota’s under-construction house; no casualties


An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off outside an under-construction house belonging to Nepal’s former Communication Minister Gokul Prasad Baskota in Bhaktapur district on Wednesday morning. No injuries or casualties were reported in the incident which took place at around 7:45 am (local time) at Lokanthali area of the Bhaktapur district.

The explosive was planted outside one of the gates of the three-storey building. The blast caused damage to a car parked on the premises of the under-constructed house and shattered the window glasses of the surrounding buildings. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

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Source: Devdiscourse